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Running Toilet: Curtis’s Tips to fix it yourself

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The sound of a running toilet is more than annoying; it’s costly. What you’re hearing is the sound of water being wasted and your water bill rocketing skyward. Fortunately, this can be a fairly simple repair you can do at home in most cases. Just follow these tips to try and fix a running toilet yourself, or give us a call at 520-323-7697 if you still need some help.

Ask a Plumber: Do I really need to worry about a dripping faucet?

It’s one of the most frequent questions we get, because to who hasn’t experienced this? You know the scenario: you’re lying in bed; the house is quiet… all of a sudden, you hear the sound of a dripping faucet. That telltale drip, drip, drip, sounds out, alerting you to a problem. There’s no denying it, the sound is definitely annoying, but is it really something you need to worry about? How important is it to repair?

4 Great Summer Plumbing Tips

The weather is getting warmer, and in Southern Arizona, that means triple digits. That heat can spell trouble for your pipes, but with these simple summer plumbing tips, we can get you through the hot weather.

1. Save money. Save energy.

Planning a summer vacation? Don’t forget to turn the temperature of your water heater down. Turn the temperature of your fridge up for even for more savings. These are items you won’t be using, so while you’re away, there’s no reason to pay.

4 interesting plumbing facts & trivia

Plumbing can seem like a boring or tedious topic at times. In fact, the only time many of our customers talk about plumbing is when something goes wrong. But we’re about to make plumbing a topic you’ll want to know more about. Just check out this plumbing facts & trivia for five nifty facts that we bet you didn’t know!

1. The Garbage Disposal was a Labor of Love

It was 1927; architect John Hammes was sitting in his kitchen as his wife clean up after dinner. He took note of how she had to wrap food scraps up in newspaper and dispose of them in the trash. Suddenly, inspiration stuck! What if there was a way to cut food into tiny pieces so that it would just go down the drain without having to deal with any sticky mess? His wife’s days of toiling over food scraps would be over! Working in his basement, Hammes spent years perfecting his invention, which he dubbed, “The InSinkerator.” Thus, the garbage disposal was born.

4 Plumbing Myths that are costing you money

Plumbing can be a tricky business. There are tons of antiquated and inaccurate tips that are thrown at homeowners every day. But some of those “helpful” tips are hurting your plumbing. Before you do-it-yourself, make sure the advice you’re following isn’t one of these plumbing myths.

1. Lemons Clean the Garbage Disposal

Not even a little. They just smell nice. Instead, a soapy solution with warm water can do the trick. Just disconnect the disposal from it’s power source (IMPORTANT!), and pour the soapy mixture in. Give it just a few minutes to work it’s magic, and then scrub clean with a cleaning brush. We recommend you only use your disposal for tiny bits of food that get past your sink trap.

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